and services organized by Communities Working Together are carried out
by a core group of highly skilled facilitators and trainers who each have
many years of experience in helping individuals and groups bridge divisions
and find common ground.
Communities Working Together is led by two Program Managers who oversee
the operation of CWT’s various projects. They are assisted by seven
Program Assistants who work with them on specific contracts.
Theo has more than 30 years of experience as an organizer, administrator,
facilitator, mediator and trainer. His primary work has been with citizen
organizations and other non-profit groups that work for human rights,
racial reconciliation, international peace and social justice. Major national
organizations he has worked for include: Amnesty International, Common
Cause, Ground Zero, the Faith and Politics Institute, Academy for Educational
Development and America Speaks. He has also served as a consultant to
numerous government agencies including the U.S. State Department, the
Center for Disease Control, the U. S. Navy, and NOAA. In 1985 he was one
of the founders of Project Victory and worked for ten years as the Executive
Director of that organization. He received his B.A. degree from Baylor
University and has an M. Div. degree from the Duke University Divinity
David is a trainer, facilitator, and program designer who has broad experience
with government agencies, universities and non-profit organizations. He
works primarily in the area of race relations and cultural diversity,
but has also conducted trainings and other programs for groups concerned
with urban planning, education, youth issues and economic development.
In 1997-98, he worked in the White House as a staff member on President
Clinton’s Initiative on Race. Some of his other recent clients include:
Hope in the Cities, the City of Alexandria, VA, the YMCA, the Network
of Alliances Bridging Race and Ethnicity, the Mayor’s Office in
Washington, DC, the National Underground Railroad Museum, American University,
and the Maryland Commission on African-American History and Culture. He
has an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from
the University of California at Berkeley.
Manny has worked for more than 30 years in the field of diversity and
cultural competence. He has done trainings and workshops for dozens of
government agencies, national organizations and local community groups
including: the City of Mt. Rainier, Maryland, the District of Columbia
Fire and EMS Department, Michigan Department of Mental Health, Texaco,
Publix Supermarkets and Amtrak. During the past ten years, he has also
worked extensively with the National Multi-Cultural Institute in Washington,
DC and is one of the co-founders of The National Center for Cultural Healing.
Jacquelyn is a facilitator and trainer who specializes in issues relating
to health and community development. She has consulted widely in the United
States and in Africa for many different organizations working to prevent
the spread of HIV/AIDS and to deal with the devastating social impact
of the disease. She has worked with many different organizations, institutions
and government agencies on a wide variety of issues and is in demand as
a workshop leader and inspirational speaker. She is a graduate of Howard
University where she received both her undergraduate degree as well as
a master’s degree in education. She is currently working on a Ph.D.
in Management at the University of Maryland in College Park.
Cynthia has over 25 years of experience as a trainer, consultant and workshop
facilitator. She has worked extensively on organizational development,
intercultural communication, personal leadership and women’s issues.
She has designed and conducted many programs on those topics in her work
with numerous nonprofit organizations and government agencies, including:
the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Navy, the Bureau of Land Management,
the International Center for Earth Concerns and the Natural Resources
Conservation Agency. She received her undergraduate degree from San Diego
State, her Masters in Intercultural Communication from Chico State and
a Doctorate in Mythology and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Terri is an ordained minister who previously worked for many years in
health care management and clinical practice. She is trained in group
development, mediation, facilitation and consensus building and.currently
serves as Program Director for the Faith and Politics Institute in Washington,
DC. In that capacity she organizes programs with Members of Congress on
race relations, education, social justice and other issues of moral concern.
She is also a chaplain in residence at Georgetown University. She received
her B.S. degree in nursing from Rush University and has a Master of Arts
degree in theological studies from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.
She has also taken numerous courses at Wesley Theological Seminary in
Ngozi is a mediator, facilitator and conflict resolution specialist who
has worked extensively on issues relating to race relations and cultural
diversity. For two years she was on the staff of the Network of Alliances
Bridging Race and Ethnicity and has also worked on projects for AARP Maryland,
the National Conference for Community and Justice, and numerous other
community groups. She received her undergraduate degree from Trinity College
in Washington, DC and has a master’s degree from the Institute for
Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.
Craig is an author, motivational speaker, facilitator, trainer and counselor
who has been involved in a wide array of projects relating to peace, reconciliation
and social justice during the past twenty years. He is also a former professor
who taught at Harvard Divinity School, Stanford University, and the University
of California at Santa Cruz. He has consulted with numerous organizations,
government agencies, business groups and educational institutions and
is also one of the founders of Project Victory. He was educated at Stanford
University where he received his B.A. and J.D. degrees and also has a
Ph. D. from the Graduate Theological Union and the University of California
Dirk has worked with the principles and skills of effective dialogue and
conflict resolution for over 20 years. In his 12 years as a professional
facilitator of diversity trainings, he has focused his expertise on the
difficult dilemmas of inclusion—such as those related to race and
gender. He is affiliated with several nationally recognized diversity
training companies and has worked for clients such as Alabama Power Company,
Shell Oil, the Greater Dallas Community Relations Commission and Southern
Company Services. He and his wife, Jane, own the consulting firm, Mandorla
Resources International and they have led workshops and trainings throughout
the U.S. as well as in England, Holland and Russia.